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ERIC Number: EJ1145886
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jun
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Cultivating Advanced Technical Writing Skills through a Graduate-Level Course on Writing Research Proposals
McCarthy, Brian D.; Dempsey, Jillian L.
Journal of Chemical Education, v94 n6 p696-702 Jun 2017
A graduate-level course focused on original research proposals is introduced to address the uneven preparation in technical writing of new chemistry graduate students. This course focuses on writing original research proposals. The general course structure features extensive group discussions, small-group activities, and regular in-class small-group peer review. Since the introduction of this course, it has been found by student surveys, faculty feedback, and student success in winning graduate fellowships that the course is a valuable graduate education component. Detailed here are the course structure, pedagogical approach, and course evaluation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: US Department of Energy, Office of Science
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina
Grant or Contract Numbers: DEAC0506OR23100